38 Facts About Stephen Strasburg

1. Stephen Strasburg says his disagreement with Max Scherzer is within the "family" and tells reporters they're not in the "family.

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2. Stephen Strasburg was the National League Strikeout Champion in 2014 after recording 242 of them.

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3. Stephen Strasburg proposed to his college sweetheart and now-wife, Rachel Lackey, just 18 months after they started dating.

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4. Stephen Strasburg pitched for 7 innings, striking out 14 Pirates batters, giving up 2 runs, and only allowing 4 hits.

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5. Stephen Strasburg played his first game in Major League Baseball on June 8, 2010.

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6. Stephen Strasburg signed a contract to play for the Nationals for four years while being paid more than 15 million dollars.

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7. Stephen Strasburg was named in the US national team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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8. Stephen Strasburg began his minor league career with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators before quickly moving on to the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs.

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9. Stephen Strasburg was the only collegiate player selected to play on the United States national team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, earning a bronze medal with a 2.45 ERA in his two starts.

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10. Stephen Strasburg is a right-handed pitcher born in San Diego, California.

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11. Stephen Strasburg was married on January 9, 2010, to Rachel Lackey, whom he had met while they were students at San Diego State.

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12. Stephen Strasburg was born in San Diego, California, He credits his maternal grandmother with helping him develop his baseball skills as a child.

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13. Stephen Strasburg has a high strikeout rate of 11.2 per 9 innings through his first 251⅓ MLB innings.

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14. Stephen Strasburg signed a 7-year, $175 million extension to remain with the Nationals.

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15. Stephen Strasburg enjoyed the best season of his career, leading the league in strikeouts along with Johnny Cueto and finishing 9th in the Cy Young award balloting.

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16. Stephen Strasburg posted career-bests in starts, innings pitched (215) and strikeouts (242).

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17. Stephen Strasburg finished the year with a 3.00 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 8 Wins, 9 Losses, and 191 strikeouts over 183 innings pitched.

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18. Stephen Strasburg spent the postseason on the physically unable to perform list as the Nationals lost the 2012 NLDS to the St Louis Cardinals in 5 games.

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19. Stephen Strasburg totaled 6 walks and did not give up a home run.

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20. Stephen Strasburg was placed on the disabled list with an inflamed right shoulder in July 2010.

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21. Stephen Strasburg struck out every batter in the Pirates' lineup at least once and struck out the last seven batters he faced—a Nationals record.

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22. Stephen Strasburg made his major-league debut on June 8, 2010, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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23. Stephen Strasburg completed his Class AA stint with a 1.64 ERA while striking out 27 and walking six in 22 innings.

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24. Stephen Strasburg won his Senators debut against the Altoona Curve, allowing four hits and four runs, while striking out eight batters in five innings.

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25. Stephen Strasburg was assigned to the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League for the start of the 2010 season.

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26. Stephen Strasburg won Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of November 2, 2009 and led the AFL with four wins.

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27. Stephen Strasburg was selected to play in the league's Rising Stars Showcase, but was unable to participate due to a minor neck injury.

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28. Stephen Strasburg made his professional debut on October 16, 2009, starting for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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29. On June 9, 2009, Stephen Strasburg was drafted number one overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals.

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30. Stephen Strasburg was the lone collegiate player selected for the United States national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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31. Stephen Strasburg was named to the United States national baseball team on June 24, 2008.

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32. In 2008, as a sophomore, Stephen Strasburg was converted to a full-time starting pitcher.

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33. Stephen Strasburg acknowledged, "I wasn't the most mature guy out of high school.

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34. Stephen Strasburg had hoped to attend Stanford University but was not accepted there.

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35. Stephen Strasburg finished with three varsity letters, set school records in ERA and shutouts, and was named his school's 2006 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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36. Stephen Strasburg rejoined the Nationals on September 6, 2011, but was only able to pitch 24 innings that year.

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37. Stephen Strasburg pitched for the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal.

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38. Stephen Strasburg was selected by Washington with the first pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Nationals in 2010.

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